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The Song of Achilles
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  • Genre: Romance
  • Date of first publication: 2011
  • Number of pages: ~ 352
  • Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5

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The Song of Achilles
Who among us did not read the myths of Ancient Greece at a young age? Who did not want to look beyond the strict framework of the genre, get closer to the ancient world, get to know the gods and heroes, understand their motives, sometimes incomprehensible?

It is not surprising that Madeleine Miller's debut novel instantly won the hearts of readers. One of the most interesting characters of the Iliad - Patroclus, the companion of the incomparable Achilles - tells his story on the pages of "Songs of Achilles". A timid, unassuming prince, having accidentally killed a peer, goes into exile to the court of Peleus, where he finds his best friend and love for life. But how long can two boys withstand the whims of cruel gods, the intrigues of warlords and ominous prophecies?

A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The Song of Achilles, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list. The god touches his finger to the arrow's fletching. Then he breathes, a puff of air - as if to send dandelions flying, to push toy boats over water. And the arrow flies, straight and silent, in a curving, downward arc towards Achilles' back.Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, the boys develop a tender friendship, a bond which blossoms into something deeper as they grow into young men. But when Helen of Sparta is kidnapped, Achilles is dispatched to distant Troy to fulfil his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

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